Sylvia Cervantes Blush is a Mexican-American theater artist from Bell Gardens, CA and a first gen Master of Fine Arts, Director of Theater. Her artistic journey began as a dancer, doubled as an actor, and now uses those two passions to inform her creative visions as a director. With the Oregon Shakespeare Festival she has directed a staged reading of The Refugee Hotel by Carmen Aguirre for the Latinx Play Project and was assistant director to Marcela Lorca on The Count of Monte Cristo. As a Mellon Fellow she served her residency during the 2014 Encuentro Festival at The Los Angeles Theatre Center. She was an assistant director and choreographer on El Largo Camino de Hoy/The Long Road Today: a play inspired by and for the residents of Santa Ana for South Coast Repertory. In 2017, she spearheaded the Latinx Theater Comunión at UCLA, a student run organization exploring the works by classical and contemporary Latinx writers. Directing credits include: Medea, Tanya Saracho’s Mala Hierba, Electricidad by Luis Alfaro, The Vagina Monologues, Bill’s Shorts One and Two, Cowboy Mouth, Grease and Once Upon A Mattress. Last summer she co-directed Women and Servants by Lope de Vega for LA Escena: Los Angeles Hispanic Classical Theater Festival and is gearing up for an ambitious year of directing classical and original works including Don Carlos: Prince of Asturias for the United Solo Theater Festival in NY written and performed by Oscar Emmanuel Fabela.